It’s not a ‘labor shortage.’ It’s a great reassessment of work in America.

Hiring was much weaker than expected in April. Wall Street thinks it’s a blip, but there could be much deeper rethinking going on of what jobs are needed and what workers want to do on a daily basis.

U.S. picked up just 266,000 jobs in April, well below expectations as economy struggles to rebound

A growing fight between the White House and Republicans over workers and incentives has cast a new light on the labor market.

DeJoy charges ahead with USPS cost-cutting despite beating financial projections

Timely delivery service remains poor, and critics hope President Biden’s nominees, once confirmed, can increase pressure on Postal Service leaders.

Covid forced more borrowers to be late on their mortgages than at any time since the Great Recession, CFPB reports

Communities of color have been hit hard by the pandemic, and many borrowers are still struggling, a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says.

Elon Musk is being brought in to save SNL’s sagging ratings. He could sink the show in other ways.

The world's second-richest man will join the country's longest-running comedy show, and chaos could break out.

Fed concerned about the risks that accompany soaring markets

Expectations for a strong economic recovery could have some repercussions for financial stability.

In a hedge fund’s bid for Tribune’s newspapers, a hidden risk lurks in the fine print

Experts say Alden Global Capital’s bid to take over Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other newspapers isn’t what it seems.

Mortgage rates remain under 3 percent for third week in a row

The 30-year fixed-rate average fell for the fourth time in the past five weeks and now stands at 2.96 percent.

Weekly jobless claims fall below 500,000, setting new pandemic low

Declining jobless claims suggest that the recovery is gaining traction.

On this Mother’s Day, the crisis for working moms is hard to miss

Working motherhood is not an economically appealing option for many women. How can we make it as rewarding to be an income-earning mom as it is to be an income-earning dad?

How a mythical backwoods monster saved a struggling West Virginia glass company

The pandemic shuttered Blenko Glass Company. Then a limited edition of figurines brought one of the most profitable years in decades.
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX lands Starship spacecraft in first full successful test flight

The flight comes after NASA awarded SpaceX a $2.9 billion contract to develop Starship to land astronauts on the moon.

How Peloton backed down and agreed to recall treadmills tied to one death, many injuries

In a stunning reversal after fighting regulators, Peloton agrees to voluntarily stop selling its Tread Plus.

Trump era rule that made it harder for gig and contract workers to get minimum wage is withdrawn

The rule change could potentially effect gig workers if they are found to be misclassified, but its ramifications in that area were not immediately clear.
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